Road Safety

Child Restraint Fitting Voucher Program 2019/2020

All children must be safely fastened in the correct child car seat for their age and size. A child who is properly secured in an approved child car seat is less likely to be injured or killed in a car crash than one who is not.

As part of the Local Government Road Safety Program, City of Parramatta Council runs a free child restraint fitting program which provides the opportunity for residents of City of Parramatta to obtain a voucher to have their child restraint fitted or adjusted for free by Council’s selected Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) authorised fitter.

You can watch the installation process and learn how to adjust shoulder straps to appropriate heights and find out when a child is ready to move to a bigger seat.

How To Apply

This program is open to City of Parramatta Council residents. To apply, please email the following information to roadsafety@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au:

  • Name
  • Address
  • A copy of either of the below documents as proof of your address: 
    • A current NSW driver's license or NSW photo card showing current residential address
    • A recent utility bill, rates notice or lease agreement
  • Number of child restraints you would like checked or fitted (a maximum of two vouchers per residential address may be requested).

Once the above information is received, your application will be processed and you will be contacted by return email. Voucher numbers are limited and conditions apply.

Further details about the program

Issued vouchers entitle the holder to a safety check or installation of a child restraint by Council’s selected authorised fitter. The fitter can provide a mobile service or you may also go to their location. Fitter details will be included on the issued voucher.

The voucher is to be presented at the time of fitting. The voucher includes the installation of a gated buckle if required. If any other hardware such as extension straps or anchor bolts are needed, the customer will need to pay the cost at the time of fitting.

If you live outside the City of Parramatta area, please contact your local Council for information about child restraint checks within your local area.

More information

For any queries about the program, contact City of Parramatta's Road Safety Officer on 02 9806 5768.

For information on National Child Restraint Laws, go to the NSW Centre for Road Safety website.

‘Hold My Hand’ Road Safety Message

Hold my hand

Council is working with the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation to proactively raise road safety awareness of child pedestrian safety.

To support this, City of Parramatta is offering Learning Centres/Schools within the LGA a FREE ‘Hold My Hand’ road safety sign. The sign is bright and made of long lasting honeycomb material (600x300mm). The sign has predrilled holes on four corners and heavy-duty cable ties will be supplied to allow you to install the sign on a fence or pole within your Learning Centre/School property. Alternatively, you may also install the sign on a wall or window using an adhesive of your choice.

It is suggested that the sign be placed in a location so that visitors can see it as they are exiting your Learning Centre/School.

Furthermore, Council acknowledges each Learning Centre/School has Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities which require different needs in regards to communicating road safety messages. Council invites Learning Centres and Schools to nominate their preferred language and Council will investigate the opportunity to provide this sign in the nominated language.

In conjunction with the sign, Council encourages the use of resources readily available at The Little Blue Dinosaur website and Kids and Traffic website (for Learning Centres) and Safety Town website (for Primary Schools) to initiate ‘Road Safety’ talks with children and families to support child pedestrian safety.

Sign numbers are limited. Should you wish to have a ‘Hold My Hand’ sign provided to you, please email your request to Council’s Road Safety Officer at roadsafety@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au.

Free Workshop for Supervisors of Learner Drivers

Many young adults obtain their Learners licence over the Christmas and Summer holidays.

In preparation, City of Parramatta Council in conjunction with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is offering a free workshop for Supervisors of Learner Drivers.

Please view the next workshop in your area here.  

Who should attend the FREE workshop?

This workshop would benefit those who are supervising or planning to supervise a Learner Driver. Learner Drivers are also encouraged to attend with their supervising drivers.

The FREE workshop offers practical advice to Supervisors of Learner Drivers on how to help Learner Drivers become safer drivers.

This workshop will provide information about:

  • Completing the Learner Driver electronic and written logbook.
  • Discussing recent changes to the GLS and the new SAFER DRIVERS COURSE.
  • Understanding the current laws for L and P licence holders. Supervising learner drivers.
  • Understanding the benefits of supervised on-road driving experience.

For more information or to book call: 02 9806 5768 or email City of Parramatta’s Road Safety Officer at roadsafety@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au.

Licence conditions explains the Graduated Licensing Scheme process, as well as some of the restrictions that apply to learner and P-plate drivers.

The Safer Drivers Course helps learner drivers identify risks on the roads. Speed management, hazard awareness and safe following distances are some of the strategies in the course’s theoretical and practical sessions, which earn learner drivers 20 hours of log-book credit.